The Referendum: - and Other Essays in Constitutional Politics

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Until recently, referendums were little used. After the Scottish independence and Brexit referendums, they have come to the fore as a mechanism with the potential to disrupt the status quo and radically change political direction. This book looks at the historical development of the referendum, its use in different jurisdictions, and the types of constitutional questions it seeks to address. Written in an engaging style, the book offers a clear, objective overview of this important political and constitutional tool.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherHart Publishing
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)9781509929306, 9781509929313
ISBN (Print)9781509929290
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019


  • Referendums
  • Constitutions
  • Constitutional reform
  • Recall

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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